Video Games

  • Another Dimension Of Entertainment: VR Arcade NOLA

    Another Dimension Of Entertainment: VR Arcade NOLA

    It’s not uncommon to find a cake at a birthday party or special event, but how often are guests treated to an underwater experience interacting with marine wildlife, a trip...

  • Social Gaming vs. Real Money Gaming

    Social Gaming vs. Real Money Gaming

    When you’re faced with two choices – no matter what’s at hand – you’re always going to ask yourself: which one’s better? The same goes for...

  • Local Tech Company High Voltage Creates Virtual Worlds

    Local Tech Company High Voltage Creates Virtual Worlds

    High Voltage Software Opens a New Orleans Office and Looks to Expand It's a beautiful Saturday afternoon as I enter the Pontchartrain Center to visit, "NOLA...

  • Even More Video Games Based in New Orleans

    Even More Video Games Based in New Orleans

    About two years ago, I wrote an article in these very pages reviewing video games featuring stages set in New Orleans. Spanning roughly 25 years and six consoles, our pixilated...

  • 100 Years Backwards, Yet One Huge Step Forward for the Battlefield Franchise

    100 Years Backwards, Yet One Huge Step Forward for the Battlefield Franchise

    Dice has been an iffy company in the past.  On top of that, Battlefield is published and distributed by EA, notably one of the worst video game companies in the world, as...

  • Game Review: Firewatch for Xbox One

    Game Review: Firewatch for Xbox One

    The guys at Campo Santo have written a novel of a game, which coincidentally (and fortunately), we can immerse ourselves in, much like our favorite books.  With the...

  • Universe and Chill?

    Universe and Chill?

    Can a videogame disappointment still be successful? For the last several years, Sean Murray, co-founder of small startup Hello Games, had been hyping his new game concept: An...

  • Pok?mon Go - An Addictive Cyber Scavenger Hunt

    Pokémon Go - An Addictive Cyber Scavenger Hunt

      If you’ve noticed as of late, even more people wandering around, faced glued to their phones, meandering in odd directions and places, huddled in groups at cafes...

  • Are Gaming Apps Selling Your Info

    Are Gaming Apps Selling Your Info?

    Many people have heard the term “data mining.”  It’s the process by which companies sift through huge amounts of info in order to find something useful they...

  • E-Sports Growing in the Crescent City

    E-Sports Growing in the Crescent City

    Move over Drew Brees, Michael Jordan and Tony Hawk – if the trend continues, there may be a new breed of super-successful sports heroes hitting the scene in the 21st...

  • Game Over

    Game Over

    Are Corporate Tie-Ins Killing Originality? This weekend I watched the documentary Atari: Game Over, an interesting if narrow view of the rise and fall of the great Atari empire...

  • The Sunk Cost Fallacy

    The Sunk Cost Fallacy

    Have you ever ordered something at a restaurant, ate a small portion of it, and became satiated, but insisted on eating more or finishing the plate?   Did consuming more...

  • The Allure Of The Silver Ball

    The Allure Of The Silver Ball

     There’s no shortage of stimuli than can take a person back to the endorphin-filled days of one’s youth: the tickle of a cool summer breeze, the colors of a...

  • The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Arcade Gaming

    The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Arcade Gaming

    I will unabashedly admit I probably spent a significant amount of my youth in shopping and convenience stores, not purchasing slushees or bugging my mom for Count Chockula (BooBery...

  • Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie list New Orleans

    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie list New Orleans Home

    New Orleans has lost some of its celebrity royalty.  According to the Hollywood Reporter, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have listed their French Quarter mansion for $6.5...

  • Phone-tainment

    Phone-tainment

    The ubiquity of smart phones has done more than merely deliver us the sum total of human knowledge to our fingertips, coming in quite handy for defining the word,...

  • Video Games Set in New Orleans

    8 Video Games Set in New Orleans

    New Orleans has made countless appearances in literature and film – particularly since the post-Katrina Hollywood South boom. Most, however, overlook its inclusion in video...